I started composing a new song this week, beginning with a funky bass line. I added drums, and then began riffing off of this with a nice lead synth. Ten minutes into my jam session, I began to think I'd heard that bass line before. Sure enough, it was almost exactly the same as another song I'd written in the last year! Inspiration fail. It happens sometimes. After all, whose songs don't sound at least a bit like their others? I won't bother to work on this song any longer, but at least I squeezed a fun jam session out of it.